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The Young (At Heart) And The Restful
Recommended activies for the young at heart and the restful.
Note that these activities must be approached with an open heart, open mind, and open eyes... but not necessarily with an open wallet. There's a lot of activities and entertainment that are free, and all you'll have to do is to show up. It is much more fun to go in groups, and have someone to share the laughter with so that someday when you grow old you will have someone to swap stories with.
Top on the list would be:
1. Princess Theater which has a daily evening show around 8 PM. it's a nice go to entertainment after dinner.
2. The Piano Bar which is open daily until midnight, is a nice go to entertainment right after the evening shows.
3. For those who love to do some light dancing, there are also some nightclubs with live music entertainment.
4. There is also some entertainment going on daily at The Piazza usually before dinner time.
5. The afternoon tea around 3 or 4 PM is not to be missed, it's a good way to meet new people.
Festivals of the World
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S GREAT CELEBRATIONS
There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio’s Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won’t want to miss.
The Shops Of Princess
TAX AND DUTY-FREE SHOPPING
It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.
Art Gallery & Auction
ART LOVERS REJOICE—ENJOY EXQUISITE ART ABOARD
Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.
Photo And Video Gallery
TAKE HOME A UNIQUE PHOTO OR VIDEO KEEPSAKE
Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!
CAPTURE A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN TIME
Our Platinum Studio specializes in premium black and white portraits. Skilled photographers using expert lighting techniques will create a suite of stunning photographs that truly capture the essence of its subject. After your purchase, the portraits are professionally printed and mounted at a custom photo lab on premium quality paper. Then, they’re artfully packaged and delivered to your home after your cruise.
Internet Cafe And Library
KEEP IN TOUCH WHILE CRUISING AT SEA
Our Internet Café is filled with computers so it’s easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Café is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.
CELEBRATION OF TASTY TEAS AND DIVINE DESSERTS
Afternoon tea is a treasured tradition whether it’s a special occasion, an intimate moment for two, a mother-daughter tea party or just quiet time for reflection. Enjoy a wide selection of teas, or coffee if you prefer, served by white-gloved waiters in formal attire. The setting is an elegant dining room, with tables crowned with sparkling samovars and a delicious array of tasty treats: freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies and cakes.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
GREAT VENUES LARGE AND SMALL
Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.
MUSIC AND DANCING
DAZZLING ENTERTAINMENT EVERY DAY AND NIGHT
When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied!
VEGAS STYLE CASINO
FOR NOVICES, CASUAL PLAYERS, OR HIGH ROLLERS
From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or “21,” and Texas Hold 'Em, our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version.
FEATURED GUEST ENTERTAINERS
AT NIGHT, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT ON OUR STAGES
Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!
Broadway-Style Productions at Sea
With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it’s on with the show!
ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR NIGHTSPOTS
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up, it’s time to get your feet movin’ and your heart pumpin’ at Club Fusion. A little eclectic and a whole lot of fun, the dance floor lights and booming sound system invite you to get up and show off your moves and grooves. Karaoke contests, live performances and theme-parties like “60s British Invasion” are just a few of the nightly events that will have you on your feet.
RELAX IN A TRANQUIL RETREAT JUST FOR ADULTS
Take a break and indulge in a private getaway at The Sanctuary, our exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. With signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages, Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether it’s to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian water atomizers.
THE LOTUS SPA
GO AHEAD, BE PAMPERED – YOU DESERVE IT
Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women’s styling color, men’s haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.